• Jun 2, 2010
Ford seems to have found the special ingredients it needed for the Mustang to spank the Chevrolet Camaro in sales. Thanks to a heap of power from a range of efficient new engines, the Blue Oval's pony car managed to top the Bow Tie's bruiser in sales for the first time since the Camaro sauntered back onto the market last year. Last month, Ford managed to move 10,225 Mustangs off of dealer lots and into the hands of the power-crazed public. Chevrolet, on the other hand, saw only 8,931 Camaros drive off into the sunset.

While the Mustang tended to rank higher in comparisons against the Camaro even before the new engines hit the scene for 2011, American buyers responded to the big power numbers and menacing style of the General Motors muscle car. Now that the Ford is cranking out slightly more grunt and marginally better fuel economy, Chevrolet may find itself playing catch up for the rest of the year. Not to worry, Bow Tie fans. It won't be long before GM's spicing up the Camaro lineup with the likes of a drop-top and the oft-rumored Z/28 may still be in the cards, too.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I like both! But I'd probably get the Ford since its supposedly lighter, more powerful, more fuel efficient, and had a much nicer interior. If I had $55,000 I'd get the Shelby GT500, stripe delete, in white.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I remember back quite a few years ago when I thought I had great taste and invested in a couple camaros ( which I could afford ) and discovered all my taste was in my mouth as yours is. Wow, after investing in a 5/0 Mustang I knew that sweet taste of buying and driving a true muscle car was all about. I have a person that I know that just purchased a Camaro and driving my 2010 Mustang, he knew that he had made the wrong choice and is busy trying to unload it and head for the Ford Dealership. I have just ordered a new Shelby GT 500 and can hardly wait for it to arrive. Wait til the trailer trash see me driving up the street in it....
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm fine with my Challenger R/T
      • 4 Years Ago
      big WRONG.........
      • 4 Years Ago
      Even in the 1990's when the Camaro had the power advantage and won magazine comparisons, Mustang sales regularly beat out the Camaro. After the initial sales rush to enthusiasts, the Mustang reigns supreme again, and this time the 'Stang has better performance.

      Sales figures up to '01: http://www.camaroz28.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7419&highlight=camaro+mustang+production+figures
      • 4 Years Ago
      I took delivery of my 2011 Mustang GT a week ago today. WOW! It lives up to all the hype. Fantastic car. Notice: Don't buy a camaro or challenger until you look at the 2011 5.0. Government Motors is going to have to change it's slogan "may the best car win". Mustang bests the camaro in every category.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I drive a 2006 Mustang GT...I'm so envious of people that can afford a 2011 5.0 GT!

      A coworker of mine is trading his 2005 GT on a 5.0...he pre-ordered it months ago, and is still waiting for it to come in. It's been in shipping for over a month. I can't wait to drive this thing!
        • 4 Years Ago
        You actually can't afford ANY Mustang, period. Instead of using up all you miserable redneck income on loan interests, how about you put it aside to raise your kids or start a business?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder how many of them have hydraulics installed already....
        • 4 Years Ago
        There's a YouTube video of a 2010 Camaro on bags. Its kinda cool if you just want something flashy to drive (like most Camaro buyers).
      • 4 Years Ago
      They are letting the 2010s go at firesale prices right now. Camaros are still commanding near MSRP and higher. If you're in the market and don't need the 5.0 or want to save 10k or more now is the time to move.

      I suspect bargain hunters (and fleets) are a huge portion of the Mustang's sales numbers this past month. In Vegas last week you couldn't throw a rock without hitting a 2010 Mustang with a rental sticker on it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        ill informed clap trap, 2010 Mustangs only had a limited run from the factory so dealer inventories were NOT over-run. And from what I am witnessing the ONLY 8k off are aberations and Loss leader advertizers...please read the fine print....are you a college grad?...if not you lose $500 of the 8k, Miltary...oh, theres another $500, dont want to finance through Ford at ludicrous standard rates? theres $1000, not trading in a Toyota?....etc etc...all everyone sees is the $8000 off, and fail to read disclosures....hint...how do i know this...we only have 4 2010's left on the lot, and the interest is markedly aimed solely at the 2011's, and interestingly enough, the 6 cylinders...good press works.
        • 4 Years Ago
        TriShield did not disappoint.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And you didn't see a rental Camaro, eh?

        So, if it's discounts and fleet sales that have lifted the Mustang sales...what's the reason so few Camaro's were sold? And you're kidding yourself if think there are no rental sales in those Camaro numbers.

        So, in June when the Mustang wins again...will it be because rental and discounts sales again? I'm sure it will be.

        BTW, if you get a chance check out the the new MMFF article on the 12.3 second GT/CS. The only modifications were a pair of slicks...everything else bone-stock.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Indeed, dhammond, indeed!
        • 4 Years Ago
        thx Paul, one gets a little insight when one actually works at a dealership and drives the cars AND the competition. I will fess to being bias towards the Mustang, but it too could still use some improvements. That said on a day to day livability scale it absolutely trumps the camaro...one only has to sit inside the GM with the "slitlike" tunnel vision the "hotwheel" styling instigated to see what I am talking about. It is a tradeoff for the concept car looks, and its plain dangerous, hopefully Chevy adress's both that and the substandard interior and they MAY have a winner, bottom line is though, the competition is good for the consumer. Just look at how Ford adressed powertrain complaints...much as i hate to coin a stereotypical quote...the 3.7 and 5.0 are truly world class and it is basically them that make the Musatng a better sum of its parts than both the Camaro and the Dodge...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ya know that the 2011 camaro's arent out yet right? Im sure theres a bunch of people holding out to get the HUD's so maybe in a few months we compare again.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Really looks like you Camaro people have been hung out to dry. Now that GM is a wholly owned subsidiary of the goverment they will have to spend a lot of time catching up to the hottest selling muscle car built in America.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Where is my turbo-diesel Euro-spec Mustang?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Duramax Camaro would be cool too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I always wanted Ford to show off diesel torque with the 3.6 liter V8 from the Range Rover. Now that the RR has the 4.4 that Ford refuses to use in the F150, I want that even more.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wanting a Mustang is quite irrational. That's why it makes sense.

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